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    It may be a bit dated but I am using AutoCad 2002 and at the moment have no real need to update, however just recently I have been asked if I can make a CAD drawing look like it has been hand drawn, I have seen other people ask the same question but I don't completely understand the answers as they mention comands such as 'Sketch' and 'freehand' which I can't find (it may be because my version might not have these functions). Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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    Go to this website and page down until you get to the entry named Freehand.lsp. It's a lisp routine that will add some "squiggle" to the linework to make your drawing appear as though it were hand drawn.

    http://www.cadcorner.ca/lisp.php

    Funny. We now need to make CAD drawings look like they were drawn by hand. Why? Is it because a CAD drawing looks too perfect or that it lacks "pop" or "character"? Next they'll want the drawing done on linen.
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    Freehand.lsp.
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    Dang! Thanks Lazer.

    I see the problem. Looks like all one can get is the actual text file for the lisp routine. Would have to cut & paste and maybe even do a little reformatting.
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    I have gone to the website mentioned and found 'freehand isp' but all I seem to get is a load of text which doesn't mean a lot to me.

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    OK, ok. Jeez, you guys are awfully impatient. I was working on it as you typed. Try this website instead:

    http://www.cadalot.co.uk/acad/download.htm

    Page down to Drawing Lisp Routines.
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    Has anyone any other ideas?

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    I guess "free" was too cheap. Here's another option for which you'll have to pay unless the demo version (if there is one) let's you get away with using it and saving the results.

    http://www.cadsketch.com/
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    Freehand.zip can be downloaded, free, from this site:

    http://www.cadmonkey.com/lisp.htm
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